June 20, 2012
A short turn around the garden produced amazing images. It’s the first warm, sunny day in a very long time and the plants seem to sense an urgency as though they know it likely will not last.
Dainty Foxgloves elegantly line a spiky stem inviting one to look and admire, but not to touch. The waves of Lavender though welcome my hand and leave their perfume scenting my fingers, only the bumblebees hum a gentle warning. The grape vines on the arbor hint at fruit to come in Autumn. Their short stems little bobbles that will first bloom and later transform. The mauve Clematis climb up into the Rose of Sharon giving colour to the shrub that has yet to bloom. The heady fragrance of the honeysuckle entrances me as I walk by.
Everything and everyone has had a burst of energy. Plants grow seemingly before my eyes, I feel as though I can take on the world (or at least the day), and the kids next door play making the happiest sounds on earth.
It is a truly beautiful day.